First Women Awards and Summit

The First Women Awards is the UK's premium awards programme focused on senior-level business women and professionals. The Awards was created by Real Business and the CBI, and held in association with Lloyds Banking Group.

Since conception in 2005, these Awards have grown in influence and impact, and now enjoy the support of many of the UK's leading businesses, business bodies and business leaders.

Past winners include: Specsavers' founder Dame Mary Perkins; Diane Johnson, the first female president of the Electrical Contractors Association; Ruth Shaw, the first female CEO of the Sports Ground Safety Authority; and Thea Green founder of Nails Inc.

The First Women Summit is a new event launching in 2015 that will build around the powerful network of "First Women" that is being created via the FWA programme and Awards.

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